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Otto Christian Straub

Otto Christian Straub, German veterinarian. Achievements include development of first proof of cell-mediated immunity caused by a virus; development of the first locally applicable vaccines against BHVI infections; introduction of the nowadays world-wide accepted procedure to combat bovine leukosis; first detection and description of Maedi/Visna and scrapie in sheep. Member Academy Tiergesundheit (vice president 1991-1997).

Background

  • Straub, Otto Christian was born on December 11, 1930 in Blaubeuren-Gerhausen, Germany. Son of Otto Friedrich and Babette (Mann) Straub.

  • Education

    • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, 1956. Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (honorary), University Bucharest, 1994.

    Career

    • Lecturer, research assistant specialist University California, Davis, 1956-1960. Research officer Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Parkville, Australia, 1960. Scientific director Federal Research Center Virus Diseases of Animals, Tubingen, Germany, 1961-1995.

      President Veterinary Council, Baden-Württemberg, 1991-2003, honorary president, since 2003. 1st vice president Bundestierärztekammer, Germany, 1991-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of first proof of cell-mediated immunity caused by a virus. Development of the first locally applicable vaccines against BHVI infections. Introduction of the nowadays world-wide accepted procedure to combat bovine leukosis.

      First detection and description of Maedi/Visna and scrapie in sheep.

    Works

    • Author: Bovine Herpesvirusinfektioen, 1978. Editor: International Symposium on Bovine Leukosis, 1976, 80, 82, Tierärztl Umschau, 1978-2005.

    Membership

    Member Academy Tiergesundheit (vice president 1991-1997).

    Connections

    • Married Ursula Wannagat, May 8, 1965. Children: Kristina Lotte, Ellen Babette, Christian Otto.
    • father: Otto Friedrich Straub
    • mother: Babette (Mann) Straub
    • spouse: Ursula Wannagat
    • children: Kristina Lotte Straub
    • Ellen Babette Straub
    • Christian Otto Straub
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    Born December 11, 1930
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    • 1956
      Veterinary College
    • 1994
      University Bucharest
    • 1956 - 1960
      Lecturer, specialist University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
    • 1956 - 1960
      research assistant, specialist University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
    • 1960
      research officer, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
      Parkville, Maryland, United States
    • 1961 - 1995
      scientific director, Federal Research Center Virus Diseases of Animals
      Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany